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Melanie set up Kindle Entertainment with Anne Brogan in 2007. Since then she has exec-produced Dustbin Baby, an International Emmy-winning drama for BBC One starring Dakota Blue Richards and Juliet Stevenson; Some Dogs Bite a feature-length drama for BBC3 directed by Marc Munden and starring Thomas Brodie-Sangster (winner of Best Youth Programme, Kid Screen, NY 2012); and mini-series Treasure Island for Sky One starring Eddie Izzard, Donald Sutherland and Elijah Wood. Melanie also exec-produced Leonardo, an action-adventure series that she co-created with Pia Ashberry for CBBC; and mini-series The Life & Adventures of Nick Nickleby for BBC, a modern-day retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Melanie’s recent credits include Dinopaws a CGI comedy for CBeebies about a trio of dinosaur explorers on an epic adventure and returning series Dixi a cyber mystery, the first series won a BAFTA for Best Original Interactive.
Can producers, writers and production staff work across platforms? In fact, nowadays, must they be able to work cross platform in order to have a sustainable career? If so, how can they get the training and experience they need and overcome being pigeonholed in just one area of children’s media…